Johns Hopkins University World's Fair collection Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 0545

Dates

  • 1830s-1967 (Creation)

Extents

  • 6.87 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    6 full-sized legal document boxes, 3 half-sized legal document boxes, 2 full-sized letter document boxes, 2 postcard boxes (7 x 3.75 x 5), 4 flat boxes (12.5 x 9 x 3; 10.75 x 7.75 x 2.5; 18.75 x 12.75 x 1.5; 25 x 21 x 1.5), and 1 custom box, 1 flat box (10.75 x 7.25 x 3.75; 21 x 3 x 17), 1 flat box (24.5 x 1.5 x 20.5)

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Notes

  • Abstract

    This artificially-assembled collection consists of materials relating to international World's Fairs and Expositions, including photographs; postcards; written travelogues or personal accounts of the fairs; ephemera, including programs and printed souvenirs; lithographs and engravings; and physical objects. The materials date from the 1830s to the 1960s.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

    Collection is open for use.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was accumulated through discrete purchases and donations. Please see the accession files for more information.

  • Biographical / Historical

    This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Name of folder or item], [Date], [Box number], [Folder number], [Collection title], [Collection number], Special Collections, The Johns Hopkins University.

  • Processing Information note

    Finding aid prepared by Kelly Spring in 2014 and Valerie Addonizio in 2016. Additional processing by Annie Tang in May 2016, and Charlottee Gassoway in May 2018.

  • Scope and Contents

    This artificially-assembled collection consists of materials relating to international World's Fairs and Expositions, including photographs; postcards; written travelogues or personal accounts of the fairs; ephemera, including programs and printed souvenirs; lithographs and engravings; and physical objects. The materials date from the 1830s to the 1960s.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

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